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Conveniently located nearby

Flexible terms available

20 different unit types available

About Self Storage

Self storage is a simple solution to your ever-growing need for space. Whether starting a new business or moving house, our purpose-built self storage facilities provide a secure space to store your belongings, just like you would at home or in the office. What makes Storage World different is that we offer affordable storage units that can be tailored to your individual needs.

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What Exactly Is Self Storage?

Simply put, self storage is a service that offers you all the extra space you need. Our world-class facilities across Greater Manchester feature a range of clean, dry and secure storage units that you can rent out to store all your business or household items that you don’t have space for. 

Whether you need long or short-term storage, Storage World offers a variety of storage options and flexible lease agreements so you’ll only rent the amount of space that you need for the time that you need it. Storage units are also equipped with advanced security measures, making them more secure than your friend’s spare room or a remote warehouse. 

What Does A Self Storage Facility Look Like?

Self storage units come in a range of sizes, from compact storage lockers to large warehousing spaces. Our secure units are neatly laid out inside our purpose-built facility. Each of our facilities is manned by one or two friendly staff members during office hours and can usually be accessed outside of these normal office hours with a fob tag or passcode. 

Once inside, you can make your way to your unit using our free trolleys and lifts for added convenience. Storage units are locked with the customer’s key, to which they are the sole holders. A quick tug on the door will open the unit, unveiling a wide, galvanised steel room that is clean, dry and brightly lit

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What Is Self Storage Used For and Who Can Use It?

Storage units are incredibly versatile spaces that can be used for a number of purposes. At Storage World, we help a range of different people, from new homeowners and start-ups to growing families and large corporations.

Some of the most common uses for our storage units include: 

  • Personal storage to store your excess household items while moving house or renovating. 
  • Decluttering solution for luggage, out-of-season sports gear and seasonal items decorations.
  • Tool and equipment storage to safely store valuable tools, seasonal items and DIY equipment taking up space in the garage or shed.
  • An office space or workshop to run your small business from.
  • Stock storage to manage and safekeep stock. 
  • Business storage for office furniture, confidential documents and stock. 
  • Warehouse storage to safely store large amounts of inventory or equipment.

How Does Self Storage Work

Self storage is a convenient and cost-effective way to free up space at home or expand your business in Manchester. At Storage World, we’re committed to making the self storage process as easy as possible, with our friendly team willing to help every step of the way.

Renting a self storage unit is super simple and can be done in four easy steps. 

1. Find the closest store 

Storage World has three state-of-the-art self storage facilities conveniently located in Central Manchester, Hale and Wilmslow and Middleton. Each of our stores is situated close to residential and industrial hubs, as well as university campuses.

2. Choose the right size unit 

At Storage World, we have over 800 storage rooms ranging in size from 10 sq ft to 250 sq ft. See our nifty online space guide to get a better idea of what can fit into our various units. 

3. Book your unit 

Once you’ve selected your unit size, you can book your unit with a member of our team and decide on a move-in date. This can be done over the phone or by email. 

4. Move in! 

At Storage World, we not only make storage simple but moving too! With our reliable removals service, we’ll pick up your items in Manchester and deliver them directly to your storage unit at any of our three stores.

Space Guide

With so many options, deciding on a unit size can be confusing. To make it super simple, we developed a handy size estimator to help you visualise each of our unit sizes in a practical way and find the right fit for you.



  • 25 SQ FT
  • 35 SQ FT
  • 50 SQ FT
  • 75 SQ FT
  • 100 SQ FT
  • 150 SQ FT
  • 201 - 1000 SQ FT

25 SQ FT

Measuring the same size as a small garden shed, our 25 sq ft unit is the perfect solution for storing a few household items. Declutter the home and store seasonal items or a few boxes in this cost-effective, small unit.

  • Christmas decorations
  • Valuable tools
  • Single mattress
  • Armchair
  • Memorabilia

35 SQ FT

A 35 sq ft self-storage unit is around the same size as the average garden shed and is big enough to store the contents of a studio flat.

  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Garden furniture
  • Multiple boxes
  • Bicycles

50 SQ FT

A 50 sq ft storage unit is half the size of the average garage and is big enough to contain the content of a one-bedroom flat.

  • Queen size bed
  • Dresser
  • Office desks
  • Filing cabinets

75 SQ FT

Our 75 sq ft unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat. The high ceiling allows boxes to be stacked on top of one another, with room for several furniture items.

  • Large appliances
  • Dining room tables and chairs
  • Business inventory
  • Filing cabinets
  • Bookcases

100 SQ FT

The medium storage unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat, or serve as a small office or warehouse.

  • A sofa set
  • Garden furniture
  • Bicycles and sport equipment
  • Business inventory

150 SQ FT

Our 150 sq ft unit is the same size as one and a half garages. As a large storage unit, it benefits both businesses and households who need to store large items.

  • Piano
  • Sofa sets
  • Wide-screen TVs and valuable appliances
  • Stock for online businesses

201 - 1000 SQ FT

A 1000 sq ft unit measures nearly half the size of a tennis court, providing enough space to store the entire contents of a large home.

  • Stock for e-commerce businesses
  • Large household contents including a bookcase
  • Garden furniture
  • Bulky equipment

Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick